RESIDENTS across North Wales and being encouraged to celebrate the most romantic day in the Welsh calendar by taking a walk at a site cared for by National Trust Cymru.

The Welsh patron saint of lovers, St Dwynwen, is celebrated in Wales every year on January 25.

To mark the date - the National Trust Cymru is inviting people to enjoy a walk at one of their beautiful and romantic spots. These include circular walks with panoramic vistas and sunset strolls along dramatic coastline.

Here is National Trust Cymru’s guide to some of the most romantic locations for a walk with your loved one. All sites are subject to fees. Visit the National Trust website for specific details.

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Visit the historic Bodnant Gardens this St Dwynwen's Day with your loved ones. Follow your heart under the twisted trunks of the Laburnum Arch and intimate corners of the colourful and fragrant Winter Garden.

There is a step free and wheelchair-friendly route to enjoy the most romantic panoramic vistas on the Terraces with benches to take in the dramatic mountain views.

Erddig, Wrexham

You’ll find old romance at Erddig, walking in the footsteps of servant sweethearts Lucy Hitchman and Ernest Jones, who worked at Erddig just before the First World War. They fell in love and took strolls around the park together on their afternoons off.

There are benches throughout the garden to cosy up and enjoy the low winter sun creating tall silhouettes from the Poplar trees and bathing the pleached limes in an orange glow.

Beddgelert, Eryri - Snowdonia

For the perfect nature filled escape with your Welsh valentine, head to Beddgelert, a village in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia). The circular walk starts at the kissing gate by the river and follows a path to the famous grave and memorial of Gelert, a much-loved folktale of Prince Llywelyn's faithful hound.

There are benches to stop and take in the mountain views together and listen to the peaceful sound of the river.

Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys

Wales is famous for its castles, and Powis Castle set high on a rock overlooking its world-famous garden terraces is the perfect setting for a fairytale romance. Take your date on a idyllic walk among the formal herbaceous borders and lead statues, just like something from a period drama. You’ll find secluded benches hidden in the great arches of box hedge to cosy up with a loved one on a wintry day.

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion

Set in the Welsh countryside, the romantic and dreamy woodlands at Llanerchaeron are enclosed in their own bubble of tranquillity. If you and your loved one have a shared passion for nature, choose one of the waymarked routes to take a stroll with your sweetheart looking out for wildlife by the river Aeron running alongside the path.